Azerbaijani FM informs Minsk Group’s French co-chair about Armenia’s shelling of civilians

  11 October 2020    Read: 449
  Azerbaijani FM informs Minsk Group’s French co-chair about Armenia’s shelling of civilians

On October 11, 2020, on the initiative of the Azerbaijani side, a telephone conversation took place between Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and OSCE Minsk Group co-chair of France Stephane Visconti, the Foreign Ministry told AzVision.az.

Minister Bayramov informed the other side of Armenia’s deliberate shelling of Azerbaijani civilians and civilian objects even after the humanitarian ceasefire was reached.

The minister draw the attention of his interlocutor to the attempted attack of the Armenian armed forces in the direction of Hadrut and Jabrayil a few hours after the establishment of the humanitarian ceasefire, the shooting by the Armenian armed forces of a sanitary medical vehicle, clearly marked with a white flag, collecting the bodies of Armenian soldiers and shelling of Ganja, the second largest city in Azerbaijan and far beyond the frontline, with rocket fire by the Armenian armed forces.

The minister noted that the full responsibility for the situation in the region lies with the Armenian political and military leadership.

Visconti expressed regret over the situation and stressed the importance of ensuring the ceasefire. Calling on the parties to abide by the terms of the Moscow agreement, the French co-chair stated that they would make proposals for the soonest return of the parties to political dialogue.


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